Delta Air Lines Launches New Flight from New York to Berlin

Delta becomes only carrier to serve the U.S. nonstop from Germany’s capital

ATLANTA, May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Customers flying on Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) can now travel directly between New York City and Berlin, thanks to a new, daily non-stop flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport. This new service provides Delta customers with a convenient link between the financial capital of the United States and the capital of Germany.

“We are extremely excited about launching this new flight today and being the only carrier to provide a non-stop link between New York, the key financial center of the United States, and Berlin, the political heart of Germany,” said Jim Whitehurst, Delta’s Senior Vice President and Chief Network and Planning Officer. “Germany’s capital city has a growing population base and prior to Delta’s inaugural flight today, it was the largest trans-Atlantic market without non-stop service to the U.S. This new flight to our New York/JFK gateway will now connect local passengers to a large number of destinations worldwide.”

Delta is operating its JFK-Berlin service with a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with the capacity to carry up to 204 passengers in a two-class configuration and featuring Delta’s award-winning BusinessElite(TM) service.

Delta has served the German market for the last 25 years and is the leading U.S. carrier to Germany, already offering six daily non-stop flights, as well as a daily seasonal flight in the winter from Frankfurt to Mumbai, India. Delta currently operates daily non-stop flights to Frankfurt from JFK and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and two daily non-stop flights to its hub at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world’s busiest airport. Delta also offers daily non-stop service from Atlanta to both Munich and Stuttgart.

Delta’s schedule between New York-JFK and Berlin-Tegel,
effective May 2, 2005

Flight 78 departs New York-JFK Arrives Berlin-Tegel at
at 6 p.m. 8:15 a.m. (next day)
Flight 79 departs Berlin-Tegel Arrives New York-JFK at
at 12:40 p.m. 3:20 p.m.

Delta Air Lines is the world’s second-largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offering daily flights to 490 destinations in 85 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. Delta’s marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem frequent flier miles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at

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